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					Kids’ Best Department

Kids’ Best Department
Barbara Kennedy
Coordinator

KIDS’ BEST
Awards ......................................................... 51 Projects submitted by Schools .................. 52 Projects submitted by Individuals and Youth Organization Members .............. 54
Collections Crafts Decorated Food Items Educational Projects & Community Service Environmental Projects Fine Art Foods Gems & Minerals Jewelry Models Needlework NEW!! Computer Projects NEW!! Decorate a T-shirt NEW!! Design a CD Cover NEW!! Make Your Own Instrument NEW!! Music Is My Bag NEW!! Recipe in a Jar Photography Recycled Art Scrapbooking Sewing Trash to Treasure Woodworking Writing

Kids’ Best Calendar
Registration Deadline: Forms must be submitted on or before Wednesday, May 6, 5:00pm. Delivery of the following projects is: Wednesday, May 27, Noon - 8:00pm Thursday, May 28, Noon - 8:00pm Projects Submitted by Schools • All entries in Division 4000 Projects Submitted by Individuals or Youth Organization Members • 3-D Projects/Missions & Dioramas • Crafts, NEW!! Woodworking • Educational Projects & Community Service • Fine Art • New!! Computer Projects • NEW!! Make Your Own Instrument • NEW!! Music Is My Bag • Recycled Art • Scrapbooking • Sewing, Quilts, Needlework • Trash to Treasure • Writing For questions, contact entry office at (858) 755-1161 ext.4207 Delivery of the following projects is: Saturday, June 6, Noon – 5:00pm Projects Submitted by Individuals or Youth Organization Members • Collections • Foods • Garden Projects • Jewelry, Gems & Minerals • Models (no missions) ALL EXHIBIT PICK UP: Monday, July 6: 9:00am – 6:00pm Delivery and Pick up: Use Solana Gate off Via de la Valle
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ONE DAY CONTESTS ................................. 61 Idol Day - Karaoke Art Gallery Best Brownies Cinnamon Rolls Crazy Hair Day Decorated Cookies Hannah Montana Look-A-Like Day Help a Child Smile Homemade Cakes & Cupcakes Rolls & Breads SPAM

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FAIR AWARDS
Best of Show Awards –Best of Show Awards will be offered in the following categories: Design a CD Cover Decorate a T-shirt Music Is My Bag Make Your Own Instruments Collections Computer Projects Educational Projects Environmental Projects Fine Art Food & Garden Jewelry, Gems & Minerals Missions Models Needlework Recycled Art Photography Scrapbooking Sewing Trash to Treasure Woodworking Writing Coordinator’s Awards will be presented to individuals and/or to the instructors whose classwork shows outstanding creativity and/or presentation. Environmental Awareness Recognition Special recognition for exhibits from any Division that contribute to environmental awareness. John Dalley Memorial Award – Two $25 awards for Gems & Minerals entries in Division 4009 or 4010.

DONATED AWARDS
Selected by the Division judges at the completion of judging. Donated Awards are donated by individuals, interest groups or retail merchants. The Fair is not responsible for awards donated by clubs, firms or individuals. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES AMERICAN SEWING GUILD BASSETT ORCHIDS CECIL WATERHOUSE AWARDGEMS/MINERALS CILLE PORTER- CERAMICS GEMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO HUGH & MARTHA COX JACK & NANCY JENNINGS-PHOTOGRAPHY MJM FARMS OF SAN DIEGO & IMPERIAL COUNTY NORTH COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PASTEL SOCIETY OF SAN DIEGO RAINBOW VALLEY GRANGE NO. 689 RANCHO SANTA FE ART GUILD SAN DIEGO COUNCIL GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETIES SAN DIEGO LAPIDARY SOCIETY, JON ROSE AWARD SAN DIEGO LAPIDARY SOCIETY SAN DIEGO POLYMER CLAY GUILD SEASIDE QUILT GUILD SPAM KID CHEF OF THE YEAR SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER SUZANNE SCHMIDT-TRAINER – PHOTOGRAPHY THE COATY FAMILY US ARTS WESLEY SHAW MEMORIAL AWARD

Submit recipe with entry. Recipes from blue-ribbon winners will be published in the following year’s San Diego County Fair Cookbook.

2009 San Diego County Fair Cookbook
Available in the Kids’ Best Tent and the Fair Gift Shops
The cookbook features last year’s blue ribbon winning youth and adult recipes from Kids’ Best and Home &Hobby.

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KIDS’ BEST PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY SCHOOLS
The Local and State Rules apply to this Department. Please read them carefully. Rules are available at www.sdfair.com/entry. ELIGIBILITY: Kindergarten through 6th grade student projects made under the supervision of an instructor in a San Diego County or Tijuana school. 7th grade- community college please see Student Showcase Dept.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration is required On-line registration: Entries must be submitted at www.sdfair.com/entry by 5:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 6. On-line entries will receive an e-mail confirmation. Mail in registration: Completed forms and fees must be USPS postmarked on or before Wednesday, May 6. You will not receive a return receipt. Hand delivered registration: Completed forms must be delivered to the Entry Office, Del Mar Fairgrounds on or before Wednesday, May 6, 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Late entries will not be accepted. No faxes. LIMIT OF ENTRIES: One project per classroom. Entries may be one group item (i.e. mural) or one individual item per child. Class list must be submitted with entry form and at delivery. ENTRY FORM: KIDS’ BEST SCHOOL PROJECTS FORM #3 PROCESSING FEE: $12 per tag color (grade level) requested. $6 per challenged class. Use FORM #3 make checks payable to 22nd D.A.A. Processing fees are nonrefundable. TAGS: Instructors will receive entry tags prior to delivery. DO NOT detach the claim checks; they are required to receive credentials. Tag information is on Form #3. NEW!! Must include the number of classrooms per tag color. DELIVERY: See calendar. Anyone delivering MORE THAN 100 ENTRIES MUST make prior delivery arrangements with the Coordinator. DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS FOR KIDS’ BEST PROJECTS: DISPLAY: All work, officially entered and received, will be displayed, SPACE PERMITTING. Murals cannot exceed 8' x 8' limit. Work cannot exceed 35 lbs. All display decisions are the responsibility of the Coordinator. Two Dimensional work must not exceed 13” x 19” including mat. Work must be appropriately mounted on posterboard, mat board, etc. Work will be hung with Velcro. The back of all work must be flat. No glass, wire, hooks or sawteeth will be accepted. Framed art will not be accepted. We reserve the right to compile in book form any 2-D art where display space has reached capacity. Three Dimensional work must be constructed to withstand humidity and repeated handling by staff during set up process. Maximum size: 36”, horizontal and/or vertical, and not to exceed 35 pounds in weight. Entries not intended to hang are to be mounted on a base for structural support and presentation. Management may choose not to use the base or other display pieces (i.e. acrylic covers) included with entry. Projects made with any food items will NOT be accepted, except in Specialty Foods Divisions. JUDGING AND AWARDS: NEW!! All items entered will be reviewed. Each exhibit item will receive a commemorative sticker. Each classroom that enters will receive a special exhibitors’ ribbon from Kids’ Best Department of the 2009 San Diego County Fair. CHALLENGED: These classes are for students with developmental or physical challenges. CREDENTIAL POLICY: Each exhibitor will receive one child courtesy pass to the Fair. For school/group projects, a list of all participating exhibitors must be submitted with the entry form. Adults delivering exhibits for a classroom or for a number of exhibitors will receive one adult courtesy pass. The teacher/leader of each group exhibit will receive one adult courtesy pass. A maximum number of 50 child courtesy-passes will be given to large school or group entries. PICK UP: All exhibits MUST be picked up at the KIDS' BEST Tent on Monday, July 6, 9:00am – 6:00pm. Any item not picked up at this time becomes the property of the Fair and will be disposed of promptly.

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KIDS’ BEST PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY SCHOOLS
-KIDS BEST ART & CRAFTS PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY SAN DIEGO COUNTY SCHOOLS -

Division 4000
LIST OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Crafts/Quilts (all types): Due to space limitations, quilts may not be shown in their entirety. Educational projects including School Gardens: Poster board or 3-D model. Projects cannot exceed 36”x48” in size or 25 lbs. Environmental Project: Poster or 3-D model depicting ways to reduce air pollution, reduce global warming, reduce carbon footprints, etc. Community Service: One page explanation and photos mounted on poster board not to exceed 36”w x 48”h or by special arrangement with Coordinator. Photography: Photos may be commercially developed and printed. Prints must be at least 5”x7” and no larger than 10” x 12”. Photographs must be mounted on matt board, poster board, etc., not to exceed 12” x 14” finished size. Velcro will be used to hang photos. Each entry must be marked on the back with the exhibitor’s name and school. NEW!! Make Your Own Instrument: Any kind or size NEW!! Music Is My Bag: Decorate a tote bag to reflect our “Music Mania” Theme. NEW!! Woodworking: Enter Carving; make a musical instrument, music box, jewelry box, etc. Trash to Treasure: Attach to exhibit a brief description of the “first” use of item. Writing Theme: Poem or story must be the original work of exhibitor. Entries may not exceed one standard page of paper (8 ½”x 11”). They may be handwritten or typed, and may be illustrated. (Illustrations must be the work of exhibitors). All writing entries must be submitted in a notebook, preferably in a plastic sleeve. Poetry theme: “Lyrics for a song” OR Story Theme: “This song reminds me of …” Fine Art (drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc.): Classroom entries with more than 3 like entries, i.e. subject matter or technique, should be submitted in notebook form. At the discretion of the Coordinator, loose work may be displayed in book form and/or in bins. Each individual entry must have an entry tag. 3-D Projects (missions, & dioramas)

To enter your class projects go to:

www.sdfair.com/entry
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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
The Local and State Rules apply to this Department. Please read them carefully. Rules are available at www.sdfair.com/entry. ELIGIBILITY: Individuals, ages 5-17. Members of Youth Organizations (ie Scouts, 4H, Art Schools, etc.) should enter as individuals. Teen exhibitors enrolled in an instructed eligible art or photo class should enter in Student Showcase. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration is required On-line registration: Entries must be submitted at www.sdfair.com/entry by 5:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 6. On-line entries will receive an e-mail confirmation. Mail in registration: Completed forms and fees must be USPS postmarked on or before Wednesday, May 6. You will not receive a return confirmation. Hand delivered registration: Completed forms must be delivered to the Entry Office, Del Mar Fairgrounds on or before Wednesday, May 6, 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Late entries will not be accepted. No faxes. ENTRY FORM: USE FORM #2-INDIVIDUAL or USE FORM #2A- ORGANIZATION/CLUB MEMBERS PROCESSING FEES: $3.00 per entry. Make check payable to 22nd D.A.A. LIMIT OF ENTRIES: See Division for entry limits. An individual entry is ONE item made by ONE child. A group project is ONE item made by 2 or more individuals. DELIVERY: See calendar. Anyone delivering MORE THAN 100 ENTRIES MUST make prior delivery arrangements with the Coordinator. JUDGING: The Danish system of judging is used, with age as a consideration. Exhibitor Must indicate age on entry form.
CHALLENGED: These classes are for students with developmental or physical challenges.

DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS FOR KIDS’ BEST PROJECTS:
DISPLAY: All work, officially entered and received, will be displayed, SPACE PERMITTING. Murals cannot exceed 8' x 8' limit. Work cannot exceed 35 lbs. All display decisions are the responsibility of the Coordinator. Two Dimensional work must not exceed 13” x 19” including mat. Work must be appropriately mounted on poster board, mat board, etc. Work will be hung with Velcro. The back of all work must be flat. No glass (except for stained glass projects), wire, hooks or saw teeth will be accepted. Framed art will not be accepted. Any item exceeding the size limitation will be placed in a bin. Three Dimensional work must be constructed to withstand humidity and repeated handling by staff during set up process. Maximum size: 36”, horizontal and/or vertical, and not to exceed 25 pounds in weight. Entries not intended to hang are to be mounted on a base for structural support and presentation. Management may choose not to use the base or other display pieces (i.e. acrylic covers) included with entry. Projects made with any food items will NOT be accepted, except in Specialty Foods Divisions.

LABELING: Each entry must be marked on the back or bottom with the exhibitor’s name, division and class. GROUP PROJECTS: ONE item/project submitted by two or more individuals. List group name (i.e. Girl Scout Troop 2455) as exhibitor. Signature of adult leader/instructor or parent is required. All group projects must include an alphabetical list (last name, first name) of all individuals who worked on the project. CREDENTIAL POLICY: Each exhibitor will receive one courtesy pass to the Fair. PICK UP: All exhibits MUST be picked up at the KIDS' BEST Tent on Monday, July 6, 9:00am-6:00pm. Any item not picked up at this time becomes the property of the Fair and will be disposed of promptly.

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
ARTS & CRAFTS
-COLLECTIONSDivision 4001- Individuals only
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Indicate type of collection on entry form. Choose either 1/2 flat case (2'Hx2 ½'W) or 1/2 shelf (4'L x 12"W) to display collection at time of delivery. The exhibitor must display collection without adult help. Valued items, such as heirlooms, one of a kind items, etc., should not be entered. Items must be age appropriate (No beer caps, shot glasses, etc.) Collections include but are not limited to; animals, dolls, cards, key chains, pencils, sports items, souvenirs, etc. Include a fact card about your collection, how you started it and any unique facts (not to exceed a 5” x 7” card). Class 1 Collections, ages 5-17 50 Collections by challenged youth ages 5-17

-COMMUNITY SERVICEDivision 4002
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION One page explanation and photos on poster board not to exceed 36”w x 48”h or by special arrangement with coordinator.
Class

2 3

Individual Group

- NEW!! COMPUTER PROJECTSDivision 4003
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

COMPUTER PROJECTS INCLUDE: Design A CD Cover, Burn a CD, Design a web site. PRESENTATION: Use regular CD’s for music. Websites to be opened with Explorer.
Class 4 Computer project ages 5-17 50 Computer project made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-CRAFTSDivision 4004
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION SETS: May be entered as a single item. 3-D PROJECTS: Includes missions and dioramas of other historical California habitats. MOUNTING: Do not mount craft articles. CRAFT PROJECTS INCLUDE: baskets, bread dough crafts, ceramics, decoupage, dolls, fabric painting, gourd art, holiday ornaments and decorations, masks, mobiles, mosaics, origami, paper mache, polymer clay, shelter projects & missions, shell art, tole painting, toys, wall decorations & wreaths, yarn & string art and other crafts. Class 5 Craft project ages 5-17 50 Craft made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

- DECORATE A T-SHIRTDivision 4005
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Use any medium, and decorate a shirt to reflect our “Music Mania” Fair Theme. Class 6 Craft project ages 5-17 50 Craft made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
-EDUCATIONAL PROJECTSDivision 4006
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS INCLUDE: entomology, health projects, history & social sciences, math projects, science projects. Submit on poster board or 3-D model. Projects cannot exceed 36”x48” in size AND 25 lbs. Class 7 Educational project ages 5-17 50 Educational project made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTSDivision 4007
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS INCLUDE: Posters to encourage recycling or 3-D models depicting ways to reduce air pollution, reduce global warming, reduce carbon footprints, etc. Class 8 Environmental project ages 5-17 50 Environmental project made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

- FINE ART PROJECTSDivision 4008 - Individuals Only
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION ART PROJECTS INCLUDE: acrylics, cartooning, computer generated art, drawings any media, pastels, oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, sculpture, stained glass. - No frames or glass (except stained glass)Class 9 Art project ages 5-17 50 Art project made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-GEMS & MINERALSDivision 4009
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION GEMS & MINERALS PROJECTS INCLUDE: cabochons, 3 items with corresponding rough including mineral name & location found; individual cabochon; carving; labeled fossils (3); labeled mineral specimens (5); individual mineral specimens; polished slabs (3); spheres (5); other. Class 10 Gem & mineral project ages 5-17 50 Gem & mineral project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-JEWELRYDivision 4010
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION JEWELRY PROJECTS INCLUDE: beading, macramé, button jewelry, polymer clay, silver, gems, other. Class 11 Jewelry project ages 5-17 50 Jewelry project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-NEW!! MAKE YOUR OWN INSTRUMENTDivision 4011
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Take a cereal box and make it into a guitar or a decorated plastic container with seeds for noise maker. Get creative and make your musical instrument. Class 12 Instrument project ages 5-17 50 challenged youth ages 5-17 Page 56 2009 San Diego County Fair Competition Handbook

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
-MODELSDivision 4012
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Class

13 Model, Kit – includes Legos, Lincoln Logs (cars, ships, cities, structures, dollhouses.) Ages 5-17 14 Model, Original Design- includes Legos, Lincoln Logs, or original models (cars, ships, cities, structures, doll houses). Ages 5-17 50 Any model by a challenged youth ages 5-17

- NEW!! MUSIC IS MY BAGDivision 4013
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

Take a canvas tote bag and decorate it to show off our “Music Mania” Fair Theme.
Class 15 Tote Bag project ages 5-17 50 Tote Bag project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-NEEDLEWORKDivision 4014
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

NEEDLEWORK PROJECTS INCLUDE: counted cross stitch, crochet, embroidery, knitting, needlepoint.
Class 16 Any needlework project ages 5-17 50 Any needlework project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-PHOTOGRAPHY –
Division 4015
LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

PRESENTATION: Photos may be color, black & white, digital or computer manipulated. Photographs may be commercially developed and printed. Mount prints on mat board or poster board. Size limit including mat is 12” x 14”. Velcro will be used to hang photos.
Class 17 Any photograph ages 5-17 18 Snapshots, any subject. Size limit 4” x 6”. Ages 5-17 50 Photograph or snapshot by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-RECYCLED ARTDivision 4016
LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER CLASS THIS DIVISION Art project made of 80% recycled materials. Attach to exhibit a brief description of the “first” use of item. All recycled food containers must be cleaned. Class 19 Recycled art project ages 5-17 50 Recycled art project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-SCRAPBOOKINGDivision 4017
LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER CLASS THIS DIVISION Scrapbook or photo album page design. No more than 2 related pages, one sided, of a scrapbook or photo album. Pages no larger than 12” x 12”. Minimum of 2 photos per page. Judged on design only. Class 20 Scrapbook project ages 5-17 50 Scrapbook project by a challenged youth ages 5-17 2009 San Diego County Fair Competition Handbook Page 57

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
-SEWINGDivision 4018
LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

SEWING PROJECTS INCLUDE: clothing, household item, pillows, quilts and accessories. Due to space limitations, quilts may not be shown in their entirety. SETS: May be entered as a single entry, maximum 10 pieces GARMENTS: Must be clean, pressed and on hangers (hangers will not be returned). PILLOWS: Must be finished and have forms inside.
Class 21 Any sewing project ages 5-17 50 Any sewing project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-TRASH TO TREASUREDivision 4019
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

Create a new use for an old item. Be an inspiration to others for reusing old items in a new way. Judging based on originality and effective use of recyclable materials. Attach a 3” x 5” card to the project explaining the materials used, and how to use the new item.
Class 22 Any trash to treasure project ages 5-17 50 Any trash to treasure project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-NEW!! WOODWORKINGDivision 4020- Individuals Only
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

WOODWORKING PROJECTS INCLUDE: carving, musical instruments, furniture, jewelry boxes, trays, music boxes, toys, lamps, and other wood projects.
Class 23 Any woodworking project ages 5-17 50 Any woodworking project by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-WRITING PROJECTSDivision 4021- Individuals Only
LIMIT OF 2 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

Poem or story must be the original work of exhibitor. Entries may not exceed one standard page of paper (8 ½”x 11”). They may be written or typed, and may be illustrated. (Illustrations must be the work of exhibitors). Poetry Theme: “Lyrics For a Song” OR Story Theme: “This song reminds me of…”.
Class 24 Poetry ages 5-17 25 Stories ages 5-17 50 A poem or story, following themes outlined above, by a challenged youth ages 5-17

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
SPECIALTY FOOD
All food becomes the property of the Fair and none will be returned. No refrigeration is available. Food items will be removed when spoiled or moldy. Cake props, cookie jars & structures will be returned the day after the Fair.

-DECORATED FOOD ITEMSDivision 4022
LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Cake forms must be used instead of baked cakes. Decorated food items include cake forms, cookies, cupcakes (3), structures (gingerbread houses)and decorated sugar molds. Items may be decorated with the Fair Theme “Music Mania.” Class 1 Any decorated food item by youth ages 5-17 50 Any decorated food item made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-COOKIE JAR or CANDY BOXDivision 4023
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Cookies must fill the jar. There must be at least 3 different types of homemade cookies. Candies must fill the box. There must be at least 3 different types of homemade candies. Submit recipes with cookie jar or candy box, at time of delivery. Use the form in this book. Recipes need not be original. Jar may be any kind of wide mouth transparent jar with removable/replaceable lid. Decorations should not cover more than 1/3 of the jar, but may cover entire candy box. Bring one of each kind of cookie or candy in a small box or plate for the judges to taste. Class 2 Cookie Jar or Candy Box, at least 3 different cookies or candies, made by an individual. 3 Cookie Jar or Candy Box, at least 3 different cookies or candies, made by a group.

-PRESERVED FOODSDivision 4024
LIMIT OF 5 ENTRIES PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION. SUBMIT RECIPE WITH ENTRY, USE FORM IN THIS BOOK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESERVED FOODS: All non-acid foods and vegetables, including tomatoes and salsa must be canned under pressure. Low acid fruit, such as figs, should be made more acidic by adding lemon juice, as directed in the U.C. Cooperative Extension leaflet, Home Canning. Fruits may be processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canned. RELISHES: Vegetable relish, including tomato, must be canned under pressure. Fruit relish may be processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canned. MEATS: Including jerky must have recipe attached to entry indicating temperature used to dry meats. USDA research has shown that dried meats must reach a temperature of 165 F to kill any bacteria. RAW UNFLAVORED HONEY: Should not be heat processed; State primary flavor, if known. CONTAINERS: Standard jars (container specifically designed for canning purposes) must be used. NEW tops and screw rings must be used on all jars so designed. Glass topped containers will be accepted. Fruits, vegetables and pickles may be in 1 pint, 1 ½ pint, or quart jars. Jams, jellies, preserves or marmalades may be in ½ pint, 1 pint or 1 ½ pint jars. Paraffin is not allowed. Class 4 Any preserved food item made by youth ages 5-17 50 Any preserved food item made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-NEW!! RECIPE IN A JARDivision 4025
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION What: Fill a jar with all of the dry ingredients to make one of the following mixes. Judging: Exhibit will be judged on appearance, decoration of jar, recipe and originality. Class 5 Soup, Chili, etc 6 Beverage Mixes 7 Dessert or baking mixes 2009 San Diego County Fair Competition Handbook Page 59

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PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN OR YOUTH ORGANIZATION MEMBER
GARDEN PROJECTS
-CONTAINER PLANTINGDivision 4026
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

Natural accessories, such as pebble or bark, are allowed. Manufactured props, such as ceramic figures, are allowed. Valuable items should not be used. Fairy Dish Gardens - Miniature gardens or landscapes of succulents planted in a single container, suitable for indoors or patio display, complete with fairy figures. Terrariums-small glass enclosed gardens for indoor display containing at least three different plants.
Class 1 Fairy Dish Garden or Terrarium ages 5-17 50 Fairy Dish Garden or Terrarium made by a challenged youth ages 5-17

-SCARECROWDivision 4027
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION

Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand outdoor weather conditions.
Class 2 Individual 3 Youth Group 4 Family or other Group (at least 1 adult and 1 child)

-BIRDHOUSEDivision 4028
LIMIT OF 1 ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR THIS DIVISION Constructed from any type of material. Class 5 Individual 6 Group

2009 San Diego County Fair June 12 – July 5
Closed Monday June 15 & 22

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ONE DAY YOUTH CONTESTS
One-day contests are open to youths, ages 5-17, unless otherwise specified. What to bring: Bring your item and contest form to the Kids’ Best Tent between 11:00am and 1:30pm on day of contest. Your entry and contest form, located in this book, will admit you to the Fair free during these hours. All contest entries are completed at home and delivered to the Fair except Decorated Cookies. Judging will start at 2:00pm. One entry per child unless otherwise stated. Classes may be split or combined at the judges’ discretion. Awards: All entries will be judged and each participant will receive a ribbon. Sweepstakes and donated awards may be offered in some contests. Food exhibits must be accompanied by a complete recipe. Submit recipe, typed or printed on recipe form (located in this book). All recipes become the property of the Fair, including publication rights. Physical damage, which may occur during transit or handling, will not be counted against the contestant. Presentation of food is one factor in judging. Recipes from blue-ribbon winners will be published in the following year’s San Diego County Fair Cookbook. All contest entries are completed at home and delivered to the Fair, except Decorated Cookies. Entries are to be picked up on the day of the contest.

Decorated Cookies- Saturday, June 13
Bring one large or three small cookies to decorate. We will have the fun stuff to make your cookies special.

“SPAM” Kid Chef of the Year – Sunday, June 21
See next page for details

Homemade Rolls & Breads – Wednesday, June 24
Bring 6 rolls or 1 loaf of bread, biscuits, coffee cake, muffins, quick bread, rolls, yeast bread, etc. A maximum of 3 entries of different types.

Cinnamon Rolls- Sunday, June 14
Bring 3 homemade CINNAMON ROLLS, Plain or with Nuts and Frosting.

Homemade Cakes & Cupcakes – Wednesday, June 17
Bring 1/2 cake or 6 cupcakes, with or without frosting.

Best Brownies – Friday, June 26
Make a batch of your “Best” Brownies. Bring 6 brownies.

Art Gallery – Friday, June 19
This is your chance to have your painting or drawing, done free hand or by computer, judged at the Fair!

Hannah Montana Look-a-Like Day Saturday, July 4
Dress up like Hannah and Sing on our Karaoke stage. Ribbons for best costume and singing.

Help A Child Smile – Friday, June 19
Make a soft Animal, Doll, Toy or Blanket. Each entry will be donated to the Palomar Pomerado Health System, Child Abuse Program.

Idol Day, Karaoke Saturday, July 4
Your chance to be a star- Beginning at 2:00PM Sing your favorite Song and win a Blue Ribbon from our Judges.

Crazy Hair Day, Sunday, July 5 Trash to Treasure Recycled Art - Saturday, June 20
Come to the Fair with an Original Hair Design and win a Blue Ribbon.

For all the fun events at the 2009 San Diego County Fair visit www.sdfair.com/fair
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ONE DAY YOUTH CONTESTS
The GREAT AMERICAN SPAM™ CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, June 21
Who: Open to Kids ages 7-17, at the time of the contest. Spice-Up your favorite recipe into a SPAMSATIONAL™ dish and enter it at the fair! We are looking for easy, almost “effortless” main dishes that are sure-fire crowd pleasers. Revise classic and traditional recipes with the magic of the SPAM® Family of Products and see how your entry stacks up. Unleash your culinary creativity! Compete to become America’s “SPAM™ Kid Chef of the Year.” The 2008 San Diego County Fair 1st place sweepstakes winner is not eligible to compete in the 2009 competition. Rules: Make a delicious Main dish. Use at least one 12-ounce can of SPAM® any variety (Classic, Lite, Oven Roasted Turkey, Less Sodium, Hot & Spicy, or other). Criteria for judges are: Taste (visual and savory presence of SPAM® products), Ease of Preparation (simplicity of recipe) and Presentation (appearance, theme and title of entry). • Recipes should include 10 or fewer ingredients. Submit your typed recipe with your prepared entry for judging. • Each entrant is welcome to include a “SPAM® Chef” statement on why he/she likes the SPAM® Family of Products which will be reviewed as part of the “Presentation” criteria for national judging. • Include the recipe title, your name, age, address, and phone numbers along with your statement. • All recipes become the property of Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, which has the right to publish or advertise the recipes and contestants without compensation. • All contestants including fair winners, finalists and the National Grand Prize winners shall not make any public appearances or give any interviews associated with this competition that are not concurrent with contest participation, without Hormel Foods' prior written permission. • Hormel Foods is not responsible for lost recipes, nor is the fair. • Taxes on the prizes are the responsibility of the winner. • Employees of Hormel Foods Corporation, its affiliates, subsidiaries and families of each are not eligible to participate Limit: One entry per contestant Class 1 Main Dish Judging Criteria: Taste (45%), Ease of Preparation (30%), Presentation (25%) 2nd-$50 3rd-$25 Awards: 1st-$150
NATIONAL JUDGING & GRAND PRIZES:

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Fair contest supervisors forward 1st place winning recipes for national grand prize judging for both Adult and Kid Chef categories. Hormel Foods’ Home Economists judge recipes on the above criteria. Their decisions are final. One National SPAM® Kid Chef of the Year will be selected out of all 40 1st place recipes from cooks ages 7 to 17 and he/she will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Grand prize winners will be notified by phone no later than February 28, 2010. National winning recipes will be available by sending a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to SPAM® National, c/o Blue Ribbon Group, 3033 Excelsior Blvd. #220, Minneapolis, MN 55416.

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2009 San Diego County Fair Competition Handbook

ONE DAY CONTEST -Entry Form # 5
MUST BE COMPLETED TO ENTER THE FAIRGROUNDS FOR FREE ADMISSION ON DAY OF CONTEST DURING SPECIFIED TIMES.

Instructions are located in Competition Handbook or www.sdfair.com/entry. (Form may be photocopied)

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PRINTED NAME OF EXHIBITOR (First Name Middle Initial Last Name)

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Address

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City Phone #

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State

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ZIP

(_____)______________________________ e-mail address ____________________________
I wish to receive Fairgrounds info by e-mail

____________________________________________________ SIGNATURE (mandatory)
The exhibitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Fair, the County and the State of California from and against any liability, claim, loss or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of any injury or damage which is caused by, arises from or is in any way connected with participation in this program or event, excepting only that caused by the sole active negligence of the Fair. The Fair management is not responsible for accidents or losses that may occur to any of the exhibitors or exhibits at the Fair. The exhibitor (or parent or guardian of a minor) is responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the exhibitor’s participation in the program or event. This includes any injury to others or to the exhibitor or to the exhibitor’s property. I certify these entries are my work and that these entries comply with the Local and State rules. I acknowledge that these entries do not violate copyright or trademark laws. I agree that my name may be released to the press. I certify that I have read the statement listed above.

KIDS’ BEST ONE DAY CONTESTS
Decorated Cookies Saturday, June 13 Cinnamon Rolls Sunday, June 14 Cakes and Cupcakes Wednesday, June 17 “Help a Child Smile” Friday, June 19 Art Gallery Friday, June 19 Trash to Treasure Recycled Art Saturday,
June 20

HOME & HOBBY ONE DAY CONTESTS
Spam, Saturday, June 13 Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship
Sunday, June 14

Linsay Olives Salad, Tuesday, June 16 Nimble Fingers Crochet Wednesday, June 17 Lotsa Pasta Contest Thursday, June 18 “Help A Child Smile” Friday, June 19 Make it with Malt-O-Meal Saturday, June 20 Salsa Sunday, June 21 Cupcakes & Muffins Tuesday, June 23 Nimble Fingers Knitting Wednesday, June 24 Antique Contest Thursday, June 25 Pie Day Friday, June 26 Cooking with Beer Saturday, June 27 King Arthur Flour Sunday, June 28 Concert Night Monday, June 29 Recycled Wearable Art Tuesday, June 30 Yarn Block Competition Wednesday, July 1 Fair Memorabilia Thursday, July 2 Hidden Valley Ranch® Friday, July 3 Quilts of Valor, Saturday, July 4

“Spam Kid Chef of the Year” Sunday, June 21 Rolls and Breads Wednesday, June 24 Best Brownies Friday, June 26 Hannah Montana Look- a -Like Day Saturday, July 4 Idol Day, Karaoke Saturday, July 4 Crazy Hair Day Sunday, July 5

2009 RECIPE FORM
Only one recipe to a page This Form may be photocopied

For office use only Div # __________ Cl # ___________ Place __________

Please type or print
Use these abbreviations: C; tsp; tbsp; oz; lb; pkg Use additional pages, as necessary. Be sure to list recipe name and your name on each page. Recipe Name: _________________________________________________________________ Ingredients (in order of use) __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Method

Name: __________________________________ City: ____________________________________

Phone: (_____) ____________________________ Age, if youth _____________________________

All recipes become the property of the San Diego County Fair, including publication rights.


				
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